#VeteranOfTheDay James Howard Moton II


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Howard Moton II. James served from 2001 to 2004.

James was born July 1971 in Greenville, Mississippi. He grew up with a love for music, even joining a very successful band called Touché.

From 2001 to 2004, James served in the Army. He was deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Military Police Company. During his service, he and other soldiers turned to music to get them through the tough times.

Once James returned home, he continued to foster his love for music by recording inspirational albums. He now resides in Las Vegas and has begun a non-profit organization for disabled Veterans, at-risk children and the elderly called A Whole Lotta Fantastic Community Outreach Corporation. 

Thank you for your service, James!


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Graphic by Julia Wang: Julia Wang is an Economics and History of Architecture Major with a Certificate in Civic Leadership at Rice University.

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